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Ex-legislative aides protest over N9b allowances

01 September 2015, 18:57

Abuja - Former aides to erstwhile lawmakers in the National Assembly on Monday protested their unpaid N9 billion duty tour and severance allowances, reports The Nation.

The aides were those that served senators and members of the House of Representatives during the 7th National Assembly.

The protesters numbering about 3 000 were demanding to be paid the allowances, which ought to have paid since June.

Also read: 79 senators, 229 Reps lose bids to return to National Assembly

The protesting aides were led to the office of the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly,  Ben Efeturi by the Chairman of the South-West chapter of National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF),  Al-Maroof Yinka Ajibolu.

They aggrieved aides told Efeturi that the money ought to have been paid immediately after legislators received theirs about two months ago.

The acting Clerk who expressed sympathy with the aides said everything would be done to address their concerns.

Efeturi, who made futile efforts to reach the National Assembly’s Director of Finance and Accounts,  Lasisi Bukoye on telephone, gave assurances that he would ensure a meeting between the aggrieved aides’ leaders and Bukoye.

Read more at The Nation.

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